Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pork Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki

1 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin or pork tenderloins
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic, smashed
• 1 tablespoon dried oregano
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 3/4 cup prepared tzatziki, sauce (make your own - recipe in'zaar)
• 6 greek style pita breads
Trim and cut pork into 1 inch cubes.
In large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
Add pork and stir to coat.
Marinate for 10 minutes (make ahead: cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours).
Evenly thread pork onto skewers; place on foil lined baking sheet.
Brush with marinade.
Broil 6 inches away from heat, turning halfway through, until just a hint of pink remains inside, about 12 minutes.
Spread tzatziki over each pita.
Remove pork from skewers and place on pitas; fold over.

I had Scott BBQ the skewers since it was too hot to turn the oven on and they were delicious! I served the skewers seperate from the tzatziki and pitas. I also served Greek Salad which I think rounded out the meal nicely.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

So for Canada Day (July 1st) Kellan and I met up with our friends, Erika and Kristine and Hannah to watch the Silly Summer Parade on Whyte Ave. I was pretty disappointed that there were no marching bands and that the parade was so short. I think the parade was only about 25 minutes max. My favorite thing had to have been either the "Scarlet Hat Lady" who had a red bra stuffed with purple feathers on her head or the Carribean dancers. The Brazilian drummers were pretty neat too. There weren't any bagpipes though and that's one of my faves. Oh well Kell had fun trying to steal the guy next to us slurpee and was generally pretty well behaved. I don't know that the parade even really phased him except that he couldn't run across the street like we had been letting him before the parade started.